Austrian flies to Russia’s Domodedovo

Starting from February 2007 Austrian Airlines, is to open scheduled service from Domodedovo International Airport. Being a convenient and high-tech airport, connecting oriental and European countries, Domodedovo will become a base for cooperation between Austrian Airlines and AiRUnion alliance.

The parties currently negotiate a code-sharing agreement to be signed within the framework of such cooperation.

Kurt Reimann, Head of Austrian Airlines representative office in Russia, said: “Cooperation with AiRUnion and Domodedovo, one of the most advanced and dynamically developing Russian airports, is an important milestone in our Focus East strategy implementation. This step will enable us expand our operations eastward and give Austrian passengers more opportunities for comfortable travel”.

Anna Krasnova, Director for Government Public Affairs of EAST LINE Group, said: “One of the key tasks of Domodedovo management is provision of high quality services both to passengers and airlines flying to Domodedovo. Cooperation with Austrian Airlines enables us to provide our passengers with high quality services on the Austrian routes and to ensure mutually beneficial cooperation of the foreign airline with Russian and CIS airlines, flying from Domodedovo.

Austrian Airlines will perform daily flights on Vienna-Moscow-Vienna route from Domodedovo operating Airbus-319/Airbus-321/Boeing-737 in business and economy class layout. The airline will perform three flights per day from Monday to Thursday and two flights per day on Fridays and weekends. Scheduled service on Innsbruck-Moscow-Innsbruck route will start on December 23, 2006. The airline will operate Boeing-738 on this route.